An African Model for Agricultural Food Security: Why the Failed Policies of Structural Adjustment Offer a Unique Opportunity for “Smart Subsidization”

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development
*This article is based on Story 28 “Can Smarter Carrots Save Soil?” of “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World” by Howard G. Buffett It would be reckless to assert that individual citizens of developing countries ... Read More »

Impact Investing: A Game-Changer for Development?

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development
Since the term was coined seven years ago, the concept of “impact investing” has gained considerable traction among investors and philanthropists alike. Impact investments, made with ... Read More »

Unintended Consequences of Foreign Aid

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Global Development
Bob Lupton, president of the non-profit FCS Urban Ministries, once wrote, “Give once and you elicit appreciation; give twice and you create anticipation; ... Read More »

The Importance of Financial and Economic Literacy for Policy Makers

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development, Leadership
The recent financial crisis brought to the fore many of the global interdependencies between government policies and capital markets that had previously been dismissed or overlooked. A report titled “Lessons of the ... Read More »

Cultural Barriers to Economic Success for Women: The Importance of Research and Data

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development
As United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said in his address to the U.N. General Assembly in September, 2013,  “The equation is simple: When girls ... Read More »

Gross European Happiness: A Challenge for EU Policymakers in 2014

Posted on [created] by c.alexandropoulos in Global Development, Leadership, Politics and Society
At the end of January, the place to be for the political chic was the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Politicians, economist and business leaders met to discuss myriad fundamental challenges to our future, from ... Read More »

Reflections on the Use of Randomized Control Trials in Development

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Proponents of Randomized Control Trials (RCTs), like The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT and Yale Economics Professor Dean Karlan of ... Read More »

Does Aid Work? Is That the Right Question?

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With traditional donor countries in North America and Western Europe facing budget constraints, the debate over the effectiveness of aid is likely to continue. Before this issue is debated, practitioners and academics ... Read More »

Mobile Money in Afghanistan -- An Uphill Battle

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Since 2008, the Afghan mobile phone provider, Roshan, has worked to bring mobile money services to Afghanistan.  ... Read More »

Bottom-Up Design: Recovering from Disaster in Bangladesh

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Minhaj Chowdhury is a co-founder of Drinkwell, an organization with the noble goal of eliminating arsenic poisoning in rural Bangladesh. High levels of arsenic in water caused ... Read More »

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